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MAG Attends 5th Annual “31 Tattoos” Event

Woodbridge, Virginia – August 6, 2017 – MAG Aerospace Directors Nate Holton and Matthew Schleich attended the 5th annual “31 Tattoos”, an event that honors the loss of 31 SEALS, Special Tactics Airmen, Army Aviators, and K-9 that were lost when their CH-47 Chinook (Extortion 17) was shot down in Afghanistan by enemy forces on August 6th, 2011. The “31 Tattoos” event was founded and hosted by Craig Morrison (owner of Valhalla Tattoos) in conjunction with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), and other sponsors. This event attracts hundreds of current/former special operators and other local community members in a day of remembrance and celebration. One hundred percent of all money raised goes to SOWF, one of the highest ranked charities and an organization MAG has sponsored on past occasions.

Over $30,000 was raised from this year’s event with every penny going to the SOWF, making this the most successful event to date.

MAG was a primary sponsor of the event. In addition to our sponsorship, MAG donated an ISR familiarization ride in one of our aircraft.

Click here to donate to the SOWF.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG’s Rapid Growth Featured on ACG National Capital Website

ACG National Capital interviewed MAG Aerospace Chief Strategy Officer, France Hoang on how MAG has achieved its impressive organic growth over the past four years. Topics included the principals that guide MAG’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activities and the best practices that MAG’s identified from previous M&A deals.

To read the full article, click here.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Runs Tough Mudder in Support of SOWF

Doswell, Virginia – June 10, 2017 – Collectively, 16 MAG Aerospace employees took on the June 10th Tough Mudder in Doswell, VA to raise funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). This year’s Virginia Tough Mudder included 10 hot miles of 15+ team-oriented obstacles.

Ultimately, MAG raised $5,770 for the SOWF.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. SOWF also offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring. Furthermore, special ops personnel who are severely wounded or hospitalized are also offered immediate financial support.

To donate to the SOWF, click here.

To learn more about the SOWF, click here.

To learn more about the Tough Mudder, click here.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Canada Participates in Hospital Fundraiser

Dryden, Canada – July 1, 2017 – MAG Aerospace’s Canada location joined forces with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in participation in the 13th annual Dragon Boat Festival. The festival takes place on the Wabigoon River and is organized by the Kinsmen Club of Dryden which helps fund the “Still Me” program at the Dryden Hospital. Each dragon boat carries a crew of 10 paddlers, one drummer, and one steerer. MAG staff participated in two boats and with skill, fun, determination, and a bit of luck, both boats made it to the finals.

Through donations, entry fees and contributions, including from MAG, close to $10,000 was raised to assist this local program delivered through the Dryden Regional Health Center Oncology Unit. It consists of workshops offered for people undergoing cancer treatments to help them look and feel their best. The concept of the program is to assist people living with cancer to approach cancer and its treatment with greater confidence.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Aerospace CEO Joe Fluet Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year

Tysons, VA – June 15, 2017 – Ernst & Young (EY), one of the largest professional services firms in the world, awarded Joe Fluet, CEO of MAG Aerospace, the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2017 Award in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Celebrating its 31st year, The Entrepreneur of the Year awards program honors those men and women who take an idea from vision to reality, those who build businesses, delivering products and services that drive our economy forward. The program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Joe Fluet was selected as the winner of the Mid-Atlantic region by a panel of independent judges. Since inception, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Award winners were announced at a special gala event on June 15, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

“I’m honored to receive the award that was earned by the entrepreneurial spirit of all of MAG professionals worldwide,” said Joe Fluet, “We’ve been blessed to have a world class team committed to building on our base as one of the world’s fastest growing aerospace companies while making the world safer and smaller.”

To learn more about the program, click here.

To read EY’s announcement of Mid-Atlantic winners, click here.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full spectrum ISR services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ mission. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Releases Annual Report and Annual Video

Woodbridge, Virginia – June 26, 2017 – MAG Aerospace has released its 2016 Annual Report and Annual Video.

To view the Annual Report, click here.

To view the Annual Video, click here.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Attends Paris Air Show

Le Bourget, France – June 16, 2017 – MAG Aerospace will attend the 2017 Paris Air Show, taking place June 19-25. To connect with MAG at the Paris Air Show, visit us in Hall 3, booth E108, or email us here.

The Paris Air Show, launched in 1909, totals around 150 displayed aircraft, over 2,000 international exhibitors, and over 100,000 trade visitors biennially, hosted in 1.4 million square feet of exhibition area. Since inception, the show has persisted in growing to be, and has remained the largest aerospace event in the world.

To learn more about the Paris Air Show, click here.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Wins Jaded Thunder 17-2 Contract

Woodbridge, Virginia – June 8, 2017 – MAG Aerospace has once again been awarded the ISR support contract for Jaded Thunder, a multi-faceted Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), Close-Air Support, and technology heavy exercise will deploy 800 personnel to Northern New York in support of Special Operations Forces. MAG was selected as the provider for ISR support and has been the prime ISR vendor for this annual exercise since 2012.

Jaded Thunder is joint exercise which includes the integration of efforts from members of the Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Army, as well as representatives from the U.S. Special Operations Commande (USSOCOM).

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Wins ISOA Achievement Award

Washington D.C. – June 1, 2017 – The International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) awarded MAG Aerospace with a Corporate Achievement Award during the first annual ISOA Awards Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. While also highlighting the night with a keynote speech, General (Ret.) John F Campbell presented the ISOA Corporate Achievement Award to Joe Paull, Chief Operations Officer of MAG Aerospace.

The ISOA Awards program is an opportunity to salute businesses that go above and beyond the call of duty, honoring leaders in the government contracting community who exemplify the ISOA ideals of accountability, transparency, and ethics.

About ISOA
The International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) is a global partnership of private sector and nongovernmental organizations providing critical services in fragile environments worldwide.  The ISOA seeks to promote ethical standards in operational contractor support through the ISOA Code of Conduct, to build key relationships within and across sectors in the stability operations space by identifying common interests, to advocate for the effective utilization of private sector services in fragile environments, and to facilitate business development opportunities for ISOA members by leveraging their extensive ISOA network.  For more information, visit www.stability-operations.org.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Wins SATMO IDIQ Contract

Woodbridge, Virginia – June 1, 2017 – The Department of Defense announced MAG Aerospace as one of five winners of the SATMO IDIQ contract, a 5-year base, 5-year option with a $249M ceiling. The contract supports the U.S. Army’s security assistance training programs in seven countries.

MAG Aerospace will provide support services to the Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO) under the foreign military sales contract. Contract support will occur in Afghanistan, Croatia, Greece, Indonesia, Iraq, Tunisia, and Turkey through May, 2022.

SATMO oversees the Army Material Command’s Security Assistance Enterprise training programs and helps the service branch prepare, form, deploy, and sustain continental U.S.-based security assistance teams worldwide.

Read the announcement here.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Aerospace Named Growth Company of the Year at 2017 Corporate Growth Awards

Mclean, Virginia –  May 12, 2017 – MAG Aerospace has been recognized as the 2017 Corporate Growth Company of the Year ($75-$250M) by ACG National Capital.

MAG Aerospace was selected as one of the greater D.C. business community’s fastest growing and most successful company by the 2017 Corporate Growth Awards Committee. The award was presented at a black-tie gala on May 11, 2017.

“ACG National Capital Corporate Growth Award winners represent the very best in the middle-market business management and innovation,” said Shooter Starr, Client Advisor at Brown Advisory and the chair of the 2017 Corporate Growth Awards Committee. “The companies and business leaders selected for these prestigious awards are chosen specifically for their accomplishments and creativity growing their businesses and in driving corporate growth.”

The ACG National Capital Corporate Growth Awards recognize the enterprises and individuals in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area’s business community that have exhibited excellence in corporate growth and deal making over the past year.

MAG Aerospace has experienced three years of almost 100% growth, growing from 91 employees in the fourth quarter of 2013 to 902 in the fourth quarter of 2016, and with annual revenue in excess of $200M

“MAG is honored to be recognized by ACG for its growth over the last 3 years.” said Joe Fluet, MAG Aerospace CEO. “We are fortunate to be supported by tremendous partners and professionals as we serve the needs of customers around the globe.”

About ACG National Capital
ACG National Capital, a chapter of the international association, ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) that serves Washington, D.C., northern Virginia and southern Maryland, drives middle-market growth and increases deal flow. It provides unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal making and professional development for individuals involved in building corporate value through M&A, strategic partnerships, organic growth and capital funding.

ACG National Capital’s veteran leadership and its membership have participated in nearly every M&A transaction completed recently in the D.C. metro region with over 400 members. For more information, visit www.acgcapital.org or the ACG online publication at www.acgcapitalblog.com.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

 

MAG Announced as Finalist for Corporate Growth Awards

Woodbridge, VA – April 26 – MAG Aerospace has been nominated as a finalist as a finalist for the 15th Corporate Growth Awards hosted by ACG National Capital. MAG Aerospace is listed as one of three companies in the running to take home the Corporate Growth Award in the $75M-$250M category.

The annual ACG Corporate Growth Awards recognize Greater Washington-based companies that exhibit consistent and sustainable growth. Selection criteria includes factors such as profitability, financial performance, milestones achieved, and accomplishments that have fueled growth, along with many others.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Attends AUVSI Xponential Conference

Woodbridge, VA – May 5 – MAG Aerospace will attend the 2017 AUVSI Xponential conference. To connect with MAG at AUVSI Xponential, please email us here.

Xponential features exclusive speakers, innovative programs and dynamic educational opportunities that inspire and strengthen the people who are shaping the future of the unmanned industry. It is the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned systems and robotics. The conference covers every vertical market and all domains (air, land, and sea) bringing together everything needed to tap into the unmanned defense industry.

About AUVSI
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry, and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotics technologies. AUVSI members support the defense, civil, and commercial sectors. For more information, visit www.xponential.org.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full-spectrum ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ missions. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG to Support FEMA Transportation

Woodbridge, VA – May 4 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a multi-million dollar indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to MAG Aerospace to provide all aspects of material handling and transportation for the Response Directorate within FEMA. The Response Directorate coordinates FEMA responses to disasters and other emergency events throughout the nation. This contract will fulfill the Disaster Assistance requirements for Air Transportation Services.

MAG has been contracted to provide turn-key air transportation support, services, and logistics to support at all locations (departure, in-transit, and arrival airfields).

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers full spectrum ISR Services (operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. In 2016, MAG’s team of 900+ professionals operated 140+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft during more than 68,000 flight hours on 5 continents in support of our customers’ mission. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG CEO Joe Fluet Selected as EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2017 Mid-Atlantic Award Finalist

Tysons, VA – April 26 – EY today announced that Joe Fluet, CEO of MAG Aerospace is a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2017 Award in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Joe Fluet was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc. Since inception, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Award winners will be announced as a special gala event on June 15, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

Learn more about the program here.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned and unmanned ISR operations, aviation training, and technical services to federal, global, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Aerospace to Attend Quad-A Summit

Woodbridge, VA – April 25 – The MAG Aerospace team will be attending the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad-A). 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Army Aviation.

This annual Summit is the only opportunity for the entire Army Aviation community to gather in one place at one time focused solely on Army Aviation issues. Members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and industry leaders take part in the summit, networking and attending meetings, workshops, and receptions. Many attendees have the possibility of being awarded for their successes in the previous year.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned and unmanned ISR operations, aviation training, and technical services to federal, global, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Aerospace to Attend NITEC Conference

Woodbridge, VA – April 22 – MAG Aerospace will be attending the NATO Industry Conference and TechNet International (NITEC) 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, taking place the 24th to the 26th of April.

NITEC is a flagship technology conference aimed at showcasing business opportunities and NATO’s C4ISR (Command, Control, Communicate, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance), policy matter, and cyber capabilities. The conference is a forum to discuss NATO-Industry collaboration in a new era of shared risks.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned and unmanned ISR operations, aviation training, aviation logistics, and technical services to federal, global, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG CEO JOE FLUET SPEAKS AT ATA ROUND TABLE

Bruxelles, Belgium – April 19 – Joe Fluet, CEO of MAG Aerospace, spoke at the Atlantic Treaty Association’s (ATA) Round Table event, which took place at their headquarters in Bruxelles, Belgium. The topic of the Round Table “Investing in Security,” referred to a commitment to raise security and defense investments to meet NATO’s 2% + 20% Guidelines within a decade.

The Round Table served as an “exchange of the best practices that will address challenges, and explore opportunities for a stronger engagement with SMEs beyond the traditional defense sector with the aim to bringing innovative solutions to Allied capabilities.” Representatives from around the globe with varying backgrounds in government and defense gathered in this unique event to address “key issues relevant to the alliance and various industry partners to transfer best practices and encourage greater innovation and collaboration with SMEs.”

This event aims to bring together industry, SMEs, military, and policy makers, stimulate greater engagement and synergy between them, and pool innovative practices on research and development and procurement.

About Atlantic Treaty Organization
The ATA is an organization of 37 national chapters that since 1954 has been conducting analyses, training, education, and information activities on foreign affairs and security issues relevant to the Atlantic Alliance. ATA draws together political leaders, diplomats, top civilian and military officer, academics, economic actors as well as young professionals and student in an effort to further cooperative security and the values set forth in the Atlantic Treaty. For more information, visit www.atahq.org.

Click here to read more about the Round Table.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned and unmanned ISR operations, aviation training, aviaiton logistics, and technical services to federal, global, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Aerospace Acquires Discovery Air Fire Services Inc.

Woodbridge, VA – March 21 – MAG Aerospace (MAG) has acquired Discovery Air Fire Services Inc. (DAFS), formerly a subsidiary of Canada-based specialty aviation provider, Discovery Air Inc. This acquisition adds aerial forest fire management, specialized charter aviation, and environmental monitoring services to MAG’s already robust ISR service offerings.

DAFS is a Northern Ontario based, Aerial Operations Company which has been active in the Canadian aviation industry for over 60 years, with primary bases in Dryden, Kenora, and Sudbury Ontario. DAFS is focused on the provision of Airspace and Aircraft Management (Birddog) services, as well as Aerial Fire Surveillance and Air Charter. DAFS also has an Imagery Division that provides low level Infrared Services, Multispectral Imagery, and Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) services.

“DAFS has a long and proud history of providing real time situational awareness through aerial fire detection and management.” said MAG CEO, Joe Fluet. “We are thrilled to add DAFS to MAG as we continue to grow as the world’s leading provider of ISR Services.”

Click here to read the announcement.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned and unmanned ISR operations, aviation training, aviation logistics, and technical services to federal, global, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

LTG (Ret.) D. Michael Day Joins MAG Board of Advisors

Woodbridge, VA – February 22 – MAG Aerospace welcomes Lt. General (Ret.) D. Michael Day as a Strategic Advisor.

Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, and raised in Ontario, Quebec and Birkenhead, England, Lt. Gen. Day joined the Canadian Forces in 1983 and trained as an Infantry Officer before joining the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment. He has commanded at every level and rank in a variety of units and deployed around the globe.

With the majority of his field and command time as an Operator within Canada’s Counter Terrorist and Special Forces collective, Lt. Gen. Day commanded the Joint Task Force Two (JFT2), and Canada’s Special Operations Forces Command along with a range of other command assignments. He further served as the Canadian Armed Forces Senior Military Officer in the Defense Policy Group, and as the Chief Strategic Planner for the future of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Lt. Gen. Day has deployed operationally to Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Afghanistan. Additionally, he has lived in Naples Italy where he was responsible for the preparation, training and oversight of NATO’s Response Force.

Lt. Gen. Day has earned significant honors and awards, including the US Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Cross and is one of only 55 recipients of the US Operations Command Medal.

He recently completed the Queen’s Executive Advance Management Program and also holds a degree in Political Studies (with distinction) from the University of Manitoba and a Masters of Arts in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, where he focused on International Relations and Special Operations.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned and unmanned ISR operations, aviation training, and technical services to federal, global, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.